BENEFITING: Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
On March 19, 2011 James Rochford died of Frontal Lobe Dementia. He was a parishioner of St. Aidan"s on Long Island, Queen of Peace in Hawley, and St. Matthias in Somerset. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Rochford was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a Boy Scout Troop leader. He was a marathon runner, avid outdoorsmen, golfer, and bowler. He was a kind and generous man, and a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carole (Bergner) Rochford; his sons James Rochford and his wife Mary of Bayside, NY, and John Rochford and his wife Kathleen of Durham, NH; his daughters Christine Edmonds and her husband Charles of Rocky Point, NY, and Catherine Martino and her husband Charles of Hillsborough, NJ; his sisters Joan and Carolanne, and his 8 grandchildren - Erin, Michael, James, Charles, Thomas, Matthew, Megan and James.
An Alumni of the NYC Marathon, we dedicate this fundraising and Marathon for him. We hope to raise money and awareness of these disease to help other familys dealing with this horrible disase.